May 10, 2009

I'm a Statistic!

I am now one of the many people that make up the high percentage of unemployed here in the USA. It was a bit of a shock to get the news on Friday.

But the good news is....maybe I will finally be able to catch up with all your blogs! There are so many great music blogs out there now that I can't keep up as well as I'd like.

Also - PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR - leave me a comment even if it just says "hi". I am trying to figure out something with my sitemeter. It looks like a lot of people read here but not many comment so please help me figure that out. I appreciate it!! (You can comment as anonymous, just don't say anything mean!)

29 comments:

musicobsessive said...

Hi Barb. Yes, I'm a statistic as well so I'm currently in that how am I going to support my family state of mind at the moment.

Let's hope it works out for both of us.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

I read here. :-)

Again, sorry to hear you lost your job.

Dan said...

Hi, I am not a statistic but only because I own my own business. The problem with owning is that each month in this economic slow down we fall farther and farther behind. It is all risk/reward. Good luck on finding a new job or are you just waiting to see if they call you back?

Seano said...

I've been working on my own for over a year now.....just nothing going on in Philly.....here's to your freedom and extended time with Keven......

Plochmann said...

Sorry to hear of the news, Barbara. With your enthusiasm though, things will definitely pick up for you soon. Kim & I hope the best for you.

Mike

Sean Coleman said...

Same thing happened to me a couple of months back, so I do know the feeling. The bright spot has been extra time with my family, though I'm concerned about finding something decent to support them.

I'm confident that you will be back in the game in no time :)

CTVicky said...

Hiya, I'm unemployed too, but that's because I quit. I got treated like dirt and I decided I didn't want to be treated lik that. Plus I moved cities :D

By the way, love the blog.

From a fellow rock chick :)

Evgeny Pavlov said...

Hi :)

JohnnyG's Blues said...

its a daily read for me!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Music, I am so sorry to hear that. I hope things are a bit better over there than they are here.

Mike - you DO??????? You're the best :)

Dan, yes, it really affects business owners whet the economy gets like this. Hope your'e ok.

SEANO!!!! Thanks, I think the timing is wild....I need the time with Keven and he is doing better right now, and WELCOMES me into his life through this which is a far cry from his previous attitude while using.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

Sorry to hear about your job. Hopefully you will find something soon.

classicrockforthesoul said...

I had already commented about this on your other blog, but again, I am sorry. :(

I hope you will find something else quickly -- until then, you're in my prayers :)

Bond said...

I read and comment MOST of the time!

Sorry about the news...Good luck getting something quickly.

tad said...

Layla:
I know the feeling -- 6 yrs ago, I was unMployed 4 9 mo's after getting laid-off from my last job & B4 finding the 1 I have now. Lost my house, WAY Bhind in my bills, was bracing myself 2 start living under a bridge. But my old boss, Ghod bless him, musta Cn how Desperate & At The Nd Of My Rope I was (I even considered going back in2 the newspaper/reporting bizness, something I swore I would NEVER do).
NEway, my prayers R w/ U. Hang in there. Things always happen 4 a reason, yes? Tho it may take YRS 2 C what that reason IS. Whenever Ghod closes a door he opens a window, right?
Take Care.
-- TAD.

The Mad Hatter said...

Barbara,

I got out of the Army upon getting back from Iraq and was unemployed for nine months. Every day, despite beating myself up, I made a routine of finding and applying for jobs no matter how involved the process. Just keep your head up enough above water enough for your future employer to see your head bobbing on the surface and you'll find a job in no time soon. And remember, keep listening to music!

Cherokee Billie said...

I will pray for you to find a job very quickly. Working as a psychic I Receive calls every day about people being laid off their jobs and it's very scary for people over 50. It's really a sad situation going on in the country. all I know is we cannot let fear take over and rule our lives. I know that if you try hard enough you will find work. My business went way down over the last six months because of the economy. But I keep working at it and volunteer where necessary and things are turning around.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

drewzepmeister said...

Barbara, as I said to you before, I'm so PROUD of your optimistic outlook! I'm praying for you :)

Mr. Mike said...

Just wanted to say I read your blog regularly and like your fun approach to classic rock. I am sorry that you lost your job.

cjk_44 said...

i read your blog regularly. i've been involuntarily unemployed before - it's a tough experience, but you will find positive aspects of this experience in due time. good luck finding satisfactory and rewarding employment. i have no doubt your good cheer and positive attitude will be assets.

d.edlen said...

Hey there! At least it wasn't your favorite group of people to work with! Now you can find/create your dream job. That's how it happened with me, twice.

Most people don't leave comments, especially on informational blogs. The percentage you should expect is really low. But you get some great readers and commenters!

Peace.

Jane Geddis said...

I'm checking in to read the blog every couple days.
-J

Thevan said...

LOL! and u know i drop in every now n then dont u !!

David said...

Really sorry to hear your news. Hope something turns up soon.

http://musicddm.blogspot.com/

Dr. John said...

Layla - Everytime I gripe about something at my job, I have to remind myself that I still have one and that is something that too few of us are thankful for. Good luck in getting back on the payroll soon.

Charlie said...

I saw BDS live at an outdoor festival last summer and they could definitely hang with the best power trios ever.

Starrlight said...

Well given your feelings about your job I imagine this is both a blessing and a curse.

And I read when life lets me and I actually stop being a lazy ass =)

Anonymous said...

I dig your blog, don't have my own..but keep up the good work
~maxx

Wonder Boy said...

I'm definitely a regular reader!

Guitarman5150 said...

Damn Barb! I'm sorry to hear that! I know it sucks. I'm among the disabled so I know what it's like to be permanantly unemployed and I hate it big time!! I wish every day I could go back to work.

I hope things look up for you soon girl.

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